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Maidenhead RFC News

Maidenhead RFC's players have been warned by their coach Allan Greene that Swindon are notoriously good starters to a season.

Maids travel to Swindon this afternoon and their hosts will be confident of registering their third straight victory having already taken maximum points from games against Leighton Buzzard and Grove.

Greene is determined that Maids avoid the kind of 'spanking' they


16:34 Mon 15 Sep 2014
Slough FA Cup fever came to the region this weekend as Slough Town, Burnham and Flackwell Heath tried to push on and get into the next round. Before all of that, the spotlight was on Maidenhead
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16:00 Thu 11 Sep 2014
Alex Gallina Allan Greene was left disappointed but not disheartened by Maidenhead's 21-13 defeat at Newbury in their opening South West 1 East match of the season. Coming into the match with patchy pre-season form and a
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19:30 Sat 06 Sep 2014
alex gallina Newbury RFC (10) 21, Maidenhead RFC (3) 13 Maidenhead opened their South West 1 East campaign with defeat to Newbury at Monks Lane after a tentative and uneven performance. While there were positives to take
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15:00 Fri 12 Sep 2014
Allan Greene Last week Maidenhead RFC head coach Allan Greene said he thought his side were well matched with both Newbury and Reading, teams he regards as being amateur and who bring on young players. That perceived
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17:00 Mon 08 Sep 2014
Drax Maidenhead United picked up an impressive win at the weekend but it was manager Johnson Hippolyte who made the headlines after being sent from the dugout. This week's show features an interview with the Magpies
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11:00 Sat 06 Sep 2014
Allan Greene Allan Greene aimed high as a player and he has no intention of lowering his sights now. As head coach of his beloved Maidenhead RFC, the club legend - who pulled on the Maids shirt
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15:56 Mon 18 Aug 2014
James Haskell James Haskell said it is an 'honour' and 'prvilege' to be appointed as Wasps' captain for this season. The 29-year-old back row, who has also extended his contract with the Adams Park side, put his
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14:34 Sat 13 Sep 2014
London Irish London Irish stalwart David Paice will join an illustrious group on Sunday when he takes to the field for the 200th time in an Irish shirt against Newcastle Falcons at Kingston Park. The hooker will
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16:46 Thu 18 Sep 2014
Richard Kinsey Marlow boss Richard Kinsey has his sights set on his side enjoying rugby again after last season's disastrous campaign. Kinsey, who took over in February after John Brodley departed Riverwoods, has put talk of promotion
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16:00 Sun 30 Mar 2014
Claires Court School u18s Two Claires Court School teams won national sevens tournaments to cap a memorable season. The u18s started their ISA competition well, beating Sexey's School from Devon 35-0, Trinity School, Croydon 26-5, and the home team
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Maidenhead RFC News

Maidenhead RFC started life as Thames Valley Rugby Club, playing their first match in February 1922 against Berkshire Wanderers at Cookham Football Club.

The club soon moved to the Bray Show Ground, which was home until 1926, after which they uprooted to Kidwells Park in Maidenhead.

One of the players in that first match was RA 'Roy' Bonberry who stayed with the club for more than 60 years until his death in 1983.

Bonberry was president when the club moved to the current site at Braywick in 1967, overseeing the building of a purpose built clubhouse and the development of the club as it grew to operate up to eight teams on a Saturday.

The 1970s was a successful period for the club which included the winning of the county cup on numerous occasions.

During this period the national knockout cup - called the John Player Cup - was created with the first ever match being played at Braywick between Maidenhead and Wakefield, which the visitors won comfortably.

Under captains such as Mike Davis, Martyn Gulliford, Derek Harris, Dick Brown, Allan Carter, Ian Boyd, Dave Course and Allan Greene (who played more than 600 games), Maids continued to keep the club at the forefront of the development of community rugby.

The Southern Merit Table was formed and won, and then in 1987 Maids were placed in the newly formed South West Division 1 (SW1).

Promotion to National League 4 in 1989/90 was to last for one season, and Maids remained in SW1 throughout the next decade, before relegation to SW2 came in 2001/02.

Maids were promoted back to SW1 two seasons later before dropping back into SW2 in 2007/08, after which head coach Simon Edwards stepped down.

Ricky Khan took over as head coach, and with Mark Mueller as skipper, the team bounced straight back into SW1 and followed this up with promotion to National League 3 South West (NL3SW).

Maids were relegated after one season, but following another year in SW1 were promoted with Richie Craig as captain to the national leagues again through the playoffs.

Maids are currently in NL3SW under the captaincy of Simon Cripps.

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Club: Maidenhead RFC

Nickname: Maids

Formed: 1922

Ground: Braywick

League: National 3 South West

Chairman: Jon Wanklyn

Head coach: Ricky Khan

Twitter: @maidsrfc

Website: www.maidenheadrfc.com